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Jeri hope you feel better soon- so far I've swerved colds *crosses fingers* this winter.
Joy I would have killed for a granny like you. Sadly one had died before I was born and I only met my fatther's mum 3 or 4 times and kids were banned to another room for the grown ups to talk!
Susan that was more or less what I did yesterday when we got back! emoticon
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Cat I love writing out card and including personal messages, can never see the point of posting off cards with just your names scribbled in them......but each to his own.


Off for a walk in a mo as it's a lot milder today. Even the birds were out early waiting for their brekkie emoticon


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Hi all..
Mayie, your post had me cracking up!
Yesterday I bowled and poorly for the first time in over 6 weeks. Oh well.
It is so cold here and we are not used to this type weather. About once a season we get this.
22 degrees F. Snow is supposed to start tonight and go through tomorrow. Fortunately these lowlands are only to get a few inches with the mountains getting what they deserve!
I did my Christmas cards today. It took forever as I hand write a personal note in each one. My handwriting has sure declined this year...
Have a good evening.

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Hello Ladies,

Mayie, we have not had any snow as of yet but just below us in Springville New York USA they are getting plenty. The news says it will move up to Buffalo by Saturday which is only about a half hour south of us.
I sure hope we don't get it because winter is my least favorite time of the year but I will try and make the most of it.

I do love to read and I do read every day but often I am reading medical journals on line or about different disease processes, treatments and research.I am always into anything that is to do with medicine even though I am are retired nurse.
I love suspense stories with a bit of romance in them and I enjoy heartwarming stories that include animals. I especially love stories of women who have become heroines through their inner strength and stamina.

I asked my mom for the book yesterday that she has for me but she wasn't quite finished it saying it is a very thick one. She only reads for 2 hours at night when she goes to bed so I am being patient waiting for the book.

OMG I can't fathom being on a pedestal at all. I am just like the next person trying to have a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for the most kind and flattering remark however, I am going to tell my hubby he has to treat me like a goddess now because I have a pedestal LOL.

I made my banana bread today but it has turned out too dry. Glad I didn't make more than two. I won't use these ones for Christmas but hubby, my son and I can use them when we have our cup of tea at night.
Going to hop on the stationary bike now and see if I can break any records ...unless it breaks me first. LOL





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Oh SUSAN, too funny. I'm so glad you corrected that reading estimate (even if I did somehow miss it); I guess I've had you on somewhat of a pedestal . . . how terribly active you are, how devoted you are to family and friends . . . and then oh oh . . . learning that you last read a book 32 months ago . . . that caused me to do a reassessment of just where on the pedestal ladder I was now going to place you. Good. No harm done. But truly I was shocked because not being a reader simply did not fit with how I viewed you. So glad you fixed that. Reading is my go to place. I probably read something at least every day to the detriment of many others tasks I SHOULD be doing. Housework. Cooking. Flyers. Sleeping. . . . the list is endless. Someone recently suggested it sounded like an addiction. Perhaps it is but there are certainly far more harmful addictions than having one's nose in a book. Come to think of it, my mother used to say, "You never see that girl without her nose in a book." Oh well. Weather is miserable. It's going to take days to dig out from under all this snowfall. Windchill extremely cold. All that's missing is a fire place.
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Good Morning Ladies,

it's cold here as well but so far no snow. The sun peeks out from time to time but the wind makes it feel like it is only 11 F out there.
I have decided to stay inside and use my stationary bike instead of power walking today.
I hate fighting wind when out there power walking. I am pretty good with cold weather as long as it isn't blowing in my face.


Mayie, I corrected what I said about reading a book. It has been about 3 months not 32 LOL.
I started to be an avid reader about 16 years ago when I was still working. I found a book at work on my midnight shift called Savages and started to read it and couldn't put it down. That got me hooked on reading again. I did plenty as a child but when raising my 4 children I didn't have much me time for reading and when I did have me time, I spent it doing other things that I found were active and fun for my age.

I hope your knees are feeling better and so happy for you that you can enjoy a full retirement now.

Joy, enjoy the day with your little GGS. What a pleasure it must be to share with him as often as you do. I hope one day I will be able to enjoy such pleasures with my great grandchildren (when they are born)

Jerim take care of that cold hon and hope you will feel better in a day or two.

Sending my best wishes to everyone before I sign off to go bake my banana breads and start in on my housework.



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Good Morning All, Clear and sunny out there this morning but COLD! emoticon No snow, but winter is definitely here! I'll need to get into some serious duds to walk comfortably outside today! JERI, the dry air inside and out with these cold temps make fighting a cold tough; stay hydrated! MAYIE, take care of those knees, that's nothing to mess with! No serious snow expected here this week; at the most a few flurries.
GGS is coming today, I try to have a little more Christmas decorations out each time he comes, fun. He loves the kitchen clock that plays Christmas Carols on the hour. Thinking back, I'm amazed at all I used to do. Just not up to that this year, I forced myself last year and didn't enjoy the holiday. This year I'm determined to enjoy family more and worry about appearances less. Quality time with the little guy is such a gift; to his mom, him and ME! Life is good, even in the slow lane. Smiles. emoticon

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Good morning. Rough night, woke at 3am, winter cold. Popping all sorts of vitamin c and other stuff, trying to shorten the duration. Today should be the worst of it. As long as a cough doesn't set in, I'm good.

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Hi girls
running late but have read your posts
Susan keep positive for Ryan hun, his medics are doing a fine job. He's so fortunate to have such a supportive family,

Sorry no other replies but have taken on board your writings, hope to be back later
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An incredible amount of snow here following yesterday's blizzard. Roads were closed. Buses cancelled. Many many road mishaps. Haven't even thought about delivering those flyers (still needing to work off my two weeks notice). Knees are quite swollen this evening and I just want to relax in my onesie with a good book.
SUSAN: I could not believe it's been 'approximately 32 months' since you last read a book.
Wondering which book your mother has for you.

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Hi.
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Good Morning everyone,
off to my moms for the day.

Jeri, good run girl, can't wait until I can say that too...............soon! You take care of those eyes okay. My husband has glaucoma just in his left eye and he too was not doing his drops as prescribed until his pressure went up. It is so imperative to use the drops because our eyes are our most valuable sense.

AS I watch my son Ryan's eyesight diminish a bit more each year with his diabetic neuropathy, it breaks my heart. Nothing can be done to restore or help his vision with all the scar tissue he has from when the retinas have hemorrhaged. When he gets his pancreas transplant, all that will stop but it can't be reversed and that is why I am so hoping that he starts to prepare for the pancreas transplant as early as possible .His kidney doctor says one year after this kidney transplant and he will send him to Toronto then to start the process. We have to make sure he doesn't reject the kidney first.

Well, gotta get moving. I see a bit of sunshine out there today so I will get my power walk in with my moms dog. He doesn't go as far any more as he is starting to get old but he is still a fast walker which I love.

Have a great day everyone.


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Good Morning All, Beautiful sunny clear crisp morning here! Alas, I'm slow going in the morning lately. Fine once up and about. Having lunch today with a friend and hope to get in a good walk after. May be the nicest day this week; artic air on the way.
Susan, I feel strange not doing the family dinner this year too; but it is time to pass that torch. Bit by bit GGS and I will get the house looking Christmasy and I am looking forward to more stress free time with family and friends. Have a wonderful day everyone!

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Good morning. I'm running late today. It's just one of those days. Can't seem to get it together. At least I ran 5 miles first thing this morning.

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Hi gals
Jeri I wish you all the best with that examination- I have a "thing" about eye problems and wouldn't relish it either. I hope you'll be okay hun. Keep up with the drops!
Verna glad you had a second choice of gym.
Cat it looks lovely but can be deadly under foot- not a lover of snow I'm afraid.
Joy hope your appt goes well- at least they're keeping an eye on you. You've done so well taking care of your health and hand in hand with your medics you're doing brilliantly.Loved the pics.
Susan your energy levels have been amazing since leaving hospital. The Crimbo spirit still has time to get to you. I have to say the street decorations are scarce here and if it wasn't for Crimbo music on the radio and umpteen cookery programs on you'd not thing it was so close!


Overslept this morning for the first time in months and playing catchup LOL

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Hi Ladies,
late night posting.
I have been busy knitting dog toys for Christmas. I took my son to St Catharines today to a pet shop that he likes so he could get some more fish for his aquarium. He is so happy. It was an early Christmas gift for him.

I finished shopping for hubby today as well and now I am done. Wish I could get into the Christmas spirit but so far this year it just doesn't feel like Christmas. The weather is fine being warmer than normal but even when shopping in the stores this year, they are not very busy and there are not a lot of Christmas displays as in years before.

Maybe the week just prior to Christmas I will go out and do a lot of Mall walking at different malls to see if I can find the excitement that usually comes at this time of year. I wish I could pinpoint why it just doesn't feel the same this year. Maybe because I am not having Christmas dinner here this year and my daughter is doing it. I am grateful for that but by now I am usually busy with my menu and baking and preparing for the feast. Without having that task, I don't know what to do with myself.

We are still trying to figure out where we will go for our family vacation on February 25th but probably by the end of the week we should know for sure.
We have our one little great nephew in hospital with appendicitis right now and waiting for him to come home so his grandma (my sister in law) can be a part of deciding where we ill all go. She has been staying with the little guy at the hospital which is out of town.
They did not remove his appendix but have been treating him with antibiotics. His white count was still elevated today so he will be there for at least another 2 days. They are reluctant to remove the appendix now a days and pushing a string course of IV antibiotics seems to be the choice of action lately.

Well I better get moving as I have a few things to get done before going to bed. I am off to my mothers tomorrow to take her shopping for groceries.
Wishing everyone a great day.

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Joy I'm glad your doctors are keeping a close eye on you and good for you for doing all you can to improve and/or your health., Prednisone is hard on the body - somebody told me that, I'm not speaking from experience. You have done such a good job of reducing your dosage and dealing with the effects. It is your attitude that gets you through, of that I am certain.

Your little elf sure is cute and such a little helper. His chatter would fill your house with love and wonder. They have so much to learn, its amazing how quickly they do that and retain all that knowledge. The two of you are good for each other. (I see he loves to be in his bare feet too)

I got my meatballs made and in the freezer and after dinner I made a batch of gingersnaps. I used that minced ginger I mentioned earlier and the only change is that the cookies seem to be chewier and spread out more. I shall use that ginger for other things, like stirfries and return to using the powdered ginger. I cut my finger and typing is cumbersome with the bandage on my finger so I am going to end here. Hope everyone can report in the morning that they had a good sleep.

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Verna, I'm on a 3 month check up with both my opthamologist and my primary care doctor and either will see me immediately if anything scary pops up! I'm still reducing the prednisone which is the only treatment for the Temporal Arterial Arteritis, the one that can be life or vision threatening. Lucky we came to a diagnosis early; but I have to say I have aged more than 2 years the last 2 years. I go down to 7.5 mg of the prednisone this Friday; I started at 40 mg. Seems to be going well but I always have a week or more "adjusting". Hate being on it; scared of being off it so I just keep busy doing happy things!
My cute little elf was a big help today. My Christmas decorations are stored above my guestroom closet:

I handed them down and

he stacked them!

Of course he got distracted! He's two and a half! Actually, I think it's more of a guy thing; look how he stacks! Smiles.


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Awakened to snow this morning. Just enough to be beautiful but not drugery. Yet, after I felt how wet and heavy it was I should have gone right out and moved it off our driveway and public sidewalk as the temp dropped and it froze in place. I did some of it up mid day but not on our drive or private walk. Ugh.

Jeri and Joy, you gals take care of your eyes. Follow orders!!
Verna, I am so glad you had another gym option after Curves closed.
Caz, I don't care how big a house one has, there is never enough room for all the wants!

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Hi ladies

Everyone is busy these days with fitness and of course the seasonal things that need to be done. I went to the gym this morning to do the strength routine I've set up for myself and I participated in a class as well so it was a good workout day.

Pretty cold out there today -20 with a wind making it -34. I put on leggings under my gym pants this morning---can't take any chances with the weather this cold. My car is brand new but it is winter after all and one can't be too cautious. I always have extra sweaters or jackets in the car as well as at least one afghan and mittens or gloves. Most of my winter coats have a hood and I choose them when the weather is bitter cold. I kind of wish Mother Nature would have eased us gently into the cold but she chose not too. Could always be worse, we could have had this weather in October!!

Joy you sure have a lot of leaves to rake up. I'm surprised they are still in a pile or did GGS not get a chance to jump and roll in them. I suspect they are wet now with the rain you had and continue to have. I hope your eyesight doesn't get any worse. I'm sure you are doing all you can to preserve your sight.

Jeri You just get those drops into your eyes every day do you hear me girl!! LOL I think if I had to lose either sight or hearing and had a choice I would choose to loose my hearing. I hope you are feeling better after the going over the opthamologist gave you.

Cat I am so happy your mamo results were good. Whew!!

Susan, keep up the good recovery work, you are an amazing woman. I think you might be a tad stubborn as well!!

Anne good to hear you are doing well, Caz, Patti you as well.

I just finished lunch and would like to close my eyes for a minute but the ground beef is waiting to be made into meatballs so I need to shove off and get making them. If I get them done in decent time I might even make a square or maybe cookies. I found ground ginger in a jar at the local grocery store and am anxious to try it in my gingersnaps.

Hope everyone is having a great day and that the greatness spreads into the evening

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Good Afternoon Everyone! GGS just left, his Mom had a morning training today and he got here early (for me) this morning! Time to catch up here. Rainy day, won't be going out. Glad for the rain.
CAZ this is the first I've tried for the City Leaf Pickup; mostly because I just wanted to be outside. My lawn guy usually takes care of the leaves. He's running behind too! They were damp and heavy enough not to blow and I think they will be that way for awhile. I can fill my yard cart and bag them if I have to. I'm part way uphill, if they blow; they all end up in my neighbors yard. He's at the bottom of the hill and they ALL swirl aroung in his yard and stay! Bless his heart!
JERI-I've been battling eye problems too; it is scary and I know the kind of exam you are talking about! Agonizing, like they're going to rip your eyeball out! Do what you need to do. Of all the things I've dealt with this past year the fear of losing my sight was the worse. I have lost some but I'm still functional. Next exam will probably yield yet another prescription. I've lost some near point vision and distant is double; both still correctible with lenses. For that I am so thankful!
CAT, I'm glad you got a good report on the mammo!
SUSAN, You are doing amazing! January will be here before we know it!
ANNE, I can feel your energy in your posts! You have such a good balance going!
Need to get into my day; feel like it's still morning---but it's not!

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Good morning. I'm late checking in today. I had to go to the ophthalmologist for a glaucoma check. Not good news. I have not been taking my eye drops for the last 3 months or so, and my pressure is back up in the high 30s (normal is 18-22), and I have nerve damage in both eyes. Eyes stress me so badly. I will never be good at taking drops, even though I know it's a matter of my eyesight. I have to take them every morning now for the next month, and then go back to see if it's effective. I have narrow angle plateau iris glaucoma. It is a weird subset of an unusual type of glaucoma. It figures I can't have a normal type. But whatever. I will be stressed all day now, being dropped, dilated, poked and prodded in my eyeballs first thing this morning. Ugghh

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Jeri I fancied a boxing bag in my gym when we first came here but sadly not enough room- Great stress reliever I reckon!
Joy great getting all those leaves raked up but what happens if the weather suddenly changes (windy) I would have thought it better to put them in bags at least?
Cat that's great news!

Chores day today, not so nice outside (-2) and Vicki is popping over later.

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My diagnostic mammogram came in okay. WooHoo.
Now I can write my Christmas cards and feel good about it. I never get personal in my message, it's just the happy attitude I want to project.
Got to the gym early and got in a walk mid morning before going for my appt.
I also managed to get in some housework - ugh.
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Good Morning All,
Trouble getting to sleep last night until I got up at 1:30 and took a Tylenol PM. Achy from working in the yard. Did not do the 5 K, DD contacted me and said she was having trouble sleeping and was just too tired to go. I'd already laid out my clothes to brave the cold so switched gears and spent a little over 2 hours in the afternoon getting my leaves to the curb for city pick up. The rain started as I came in a little after 4, otherwise perfect weather for working and I really enjoyed being out! The city is a week behind schedule so I'm hoping for soon! I ended up staying in bed 'til 9! Haven't done that in a long time!
DD and SIL bought each other an elliptical for Christmas and she also suspects she's been overdoing that; plus burning the candle at both ends with a busy family and demanding job. Nope, I have no desire to be in my 40's again.

Feeling better now and great to see so many of you up, posting and going early this morning.
Still early in the season, ease up and take time to enjoy the journey! emoticon

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it is cold and damp here today after wet snow last night. Now it is just a drizzle like soft rain out there periodically. Not sure about getting a power walk in today so will get the stationary bike out and use it as long as it doesn't affect my abdominal muscles and healing.

Anne, the doctor gave me the go ahead to do the distance as long as I am only power walking and not running. I have to admit I am itching to running when out there but keep reminding myself that I could develop a muscle tear which would lead to a hernia and I don;'t need that.
CAZ, I hope your burn heals well, it is in such a difficult place to have and it sounds like it was a really nasty one.
CAT, I love the sound of reading all day. My mother told me she has a book for me to read and should be done with it when I go there this week. I look forward to getting back to reading as it has been about 3 months since I read a book.

Jeri, boxing sounds like a great way to get rid of any stress that is lingering, Perhaps I should try that once in a while and I wouldn't get as grumpy as I do at times LOL. Glad to hear you are getting in for your mammogram. It is the one thing that we all have to keep up on a regular basis. They do them here every 2 years providing there are no problems or concerns and self examination monthly is a must.

Well, I am here alone this morning as hubby has taken Ryan up to the transplant clinic for blood work and doctor appointment. All I can say is that they better not lose his blood workup results again this time or Ryan will freak on them. Driving to Hamilton is not a picnic being an hour and 15 minutes away and parking is expensive so lets hope for the best.








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Good morning! Today I boxed for the first time in forever. I love the heavy bag!!
Anne, I find the odd people are usually in bed by 5:30am. I only encounter people who are going to work.

I'll be leaving in a few minutes to go get my annual mammogram. Fun times.

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Joy you're so wise to stay neutral in family matters, no matter how good the advice people need to see a situation with their own eyes and unfortunately it's a truth that we all learn the hard way, They know you're there and supporting them and at the end of the day that's all any of us can do, emoticon All my shopping is done, well prezzie shopping and everything is wrapped, Just need to get some sweets now for the stockings and all is done. Will post all my cards at the end of this week so I catch the last overseas postings in good time and deliver the neighbours cards/prezzies next weekend as from there on in things get hectic with medical appts..........talk about having to think 3 steps ahead LOL
Oh and to add to the woes emoticon I scaled my right hand transferring gravy to a gravy boat Friday night and the pain has been horrendous. luckily it's drying out nicely now but Jeez, I didn't know what to do with myself if was SO painful. It's about the size of a 50p coin on and it sits right on the knuckles of my right hand,,,,so every time I move..................... emoticon
Susan so glad you're doing so well! It makes me smile. emoticon emoticon
Anne Hip is much better, thank you, it only lasted a day or so. Good to see you posting, sounds like you had the perfect weekend break!

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Had a good sleep and up early just the way I like to start my week, I like Mondays and making positive plans for the week. I managed a week end without doing work just home, and family time.I have done a lot of shopping on-line so hope everything will arrive ok and also went to the sops late yesterday when the rush was over. Decorations up I have to admit to having 2 artificial trees. 5k slow runs Sat and Sun plus walking and strength work so feel good.
Susan you are doing great but still recent post-op so take care.Hope family issues resolve but you can only be available Joy has a great attitude/
Joy That little man is a delight but must be exhausting at times it is wonderful that you are in each others lives. Consistency in all aspects of life help others as well as you/
Caz You are so organised and having fun to, Hope your hip is better now
Cat hope you are all settled in now a day reading sounds good. Hope you enjoyed dinner the rest of the chores could wait
Jeri I enjoy an early run but do not go out before 7 in the winter not wanting to put myself at risk as some odd people around.
Beautiful clear and frosty morning here have a good day all



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I sat in my chair and read most of the day now I'm running to catch up on what I should have been doing plus dinner.
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Good afternoon everyone,

I have had the best morning ever. I went out for what was to be a 6 mile power walk (without the dogs) and when I got a certain point I didn't think it would make 6 miles on my return home so I took another route which I figured should do it. Well, it ended up being 8.04 miles and I did it no stop , no rests except to cross the busy street at the lights twice and no running (as the doctor ordered) I made it in 1 hour 56 minutes which I figure to be 4. 15 miles per hour and that is pretty good I think for just power walking and 6 weeks post surgery.

I am so happy with today's power walk and I can only imagine the high will get when I start back to running because today I even got a high with the fast pace I was doing. That high will keep be going and happy all day. emoticon

Joy , it is so true what Jeri says, you have such a positive outlook at life and I am trying my best to be like you with all of my own family drama. It has been quiet for the past 4 weeks here but that is because my oldest daughter is not talking to me because of something I said. IT was the truth but I should have bit my tongue. I have asked her to work with me on getting past it but so far she has not called. Hopefully she will get the Christmas spirit and come around, if not I won't push it.

Jerri, the only reason I am afraid of running in the dark is because out town uses LED lights and it is very difficult to see. It also wouldn't be safe alone on my trails and the one I use most is not open to the public until 9:00 am. If I were running around my home area in the dark it isn't safe because live in an area with coyotes that run at large.

We have even had them walk down the street in the early morning when it is daylight.There are also a lot of skunks. Since we are on the outside edge of town and beside the canal, there is quite a bit of wildlife here. I would hate to run into a skunk during a run.

I have taken the dogs out after dark and carry a flashlight with me because it truly is so dark with those stupid energy saving lights; I can't see my feet in front of me most times. Often the lights are blown out as well which makes it dangerous for all. I want to move from our town so badly but hubby isn't budging. We were both born here but I have to admit, it is a dying town with all of our industries gone and nothing much here except for high taxes and more concessions as to what the city offered us before for community events.

I can't wait for the next 4 weeks to go by because then I will be back to running (slowly) but I WILL be back. emoticon

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Joy, you are such a positive example for your family!

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Fun morning yesterday, followed by a cranky tired 2.5 year old until he went down for a much needed nap until Mom picked him up at 5:30. His life is just chaos and I think I'm seeing the anxiety; but could just be tired and terrible two's. Lovable none the less. Can't speak to their family problems, not my story to tell and no one could have given me advice I'd have listened to when I was 23. Love is not always enough and DGD has not yet learned that she can't change others. Happy to share their lives and add what stability I can as long as I am able. Bottom line is, most of my extended family is a mess. I didn't cause it, can't control it and have learned to love them and stay out of it. At the very least, not add to it and that includes staying as healthy and active as possible and yes---MY life is good! Nothing teaches like example. I didn't spend 15 years in alanon for nothing!!
Slowly getting my shopping done, loving shopping online. Decorating is going to be limited to what GGS will enjoy and my miniature tree which is a memory tree of sorts and something I enjoy. Perhaps my Nativity. Just will see as the month progresses. Easy does it and enjoy the season and others. Looking like it's going to clear up enough for a Cold, possibly wet, 5K this afternoon for my DD's PTA. Really haven't decided if I'm up for it yet! It's one thing to walk the neighborhood where I can shorten the route if I need to. Another to be out in the crowd and cold, waiting, parking, etc. etc. Kudos to you that do it all the time!! PTA will get my $ regardless. :) Need to get into my day. Have a good one everyone! Love this team, the only one I'm still on. I support my teams and friends and have culled the ones where it doesn't work both ways. Hugs.

Focus is more on "working on" the train than riding it this year! Memory maker.

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Good morning! I'm sitting here drinking coffee, waiting for my husband to cook breakfast. At 11:00 I will run out to my daughter's house (3.5 miles away), and then my grandson will run back to my house with me. I will then drive him home. He was funny yesterday at his basketball game. He needed a black t-shirt under his uniform. I told him I had one of his shirts at my house and I could run home to get it because it's only a mile and wouldn't take long. He said, "Nana. It would take forever! It takes you 9 minutes to run a mile -- and then you have to come back!" Well, okay. So by his standards I guess I am a slowpoke. Haha. I think at 58, 9 minutes for a casual mile is pretty good!

Susan, I can't wait to hear of you outside running again! Don't be afraid to run alone in the dark. I do it twice a week. One day a week with my friend, 2 days by myself. And on the weekend, I wait until it's light. And woo hoo for vacation!!!!

Caz, your stockings sound great!!!

Mayie, Vernie, Joy, Patti, Cat, Lynette -- good morning!!

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Morning Gals
Joy hope DGD is okay?
Patti glad you got your errands done, tea and a scone maybe LOL
Cat I'm the same, it's so easy to spread yourself too thin. I get invited onto teams but I'm not enough for now.
Susan FANTASTIC! This holiday comes at just the right time- you have EARNED it sweet lady!. Yes got the tree up and all the lights, just something to get to finish off the hallway.

Lovely day here, saw the most beautiful sunrise- clean took my breath away.
Planning 60 mins on the bike then finishing the Crimbo stockings as best I can, just some sweets to add to some jars I've hand decorated with daft North Pole Address Labels and some fun instructions LOL

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It's been a busy week so I have not been quite as chatty here this week. I am almost finished my Christmas shopping and just have my husband and granddaughter to buy for. I only sent out one card this year that went to my friend in New Zealand. I stayed with her in 2008 when I went over for a visit and had such a great time. After that visit, she came to Canada with her friend for 2 weeks and stayed with my mother as they were good friends when we lived in New Zealand years ago.

Today when out shopping my hubby called my cell phone and told me he was meeting with his siblings at a local bar/restaurant. When I got home he had phoned and told my son to have me meet him as the family was all having dinner together. Once I was there, I got the good news that we are all going on vacation to the Caribbean on February 25th and the details are just getting worked out ow. The date is a sure thing. I am so looking forward to this vacation because it has been almost 4 years since our last one. I am so ready to have a week away with hubby to a hot climate during the deep winter month of February and at that time it breaks up the monotony of winter.

Jeri, you make me feel so jealous when I hear of your runs but just a few more weeks and I begin my self. I wont be running in the early morning hours when it is still dark however as it would not be comfortable for me since I run alone. Once it is daylight however, and after a hot bowl of oatmeal, I am outta here once running days begin.
You are doing so awesome.

CAT, It never ceases to amaze me when you see thousands of member son a team and only a half dozen to a dozen communicate .This is one of my pet peeves and why I have never agreed to be a leader when asked. I just realized I am on a team that I have not communicated with thus I will be leaving it once I post this. It was a challenge team and once the challenge was finished. so was I.

CAZ, did you get the tree up? I put up just a little one this year (2 foot) because we wont be here for Christmas. WE are going to my daughter's. I have decorated our fireplace as well but just couldn't get into a big decorating spirit this year.

I love this team because everyone here is so open and supportive. I have found such friendship, support and a comfort zone here and I feel as if this team is an extended part of my family.

Mayie, I was happy to hear you have given your notice on doing fliers. You deserve the retirement kiddo and will enjoy it to the fullest.

Joy, hope you had a great day with the GGS and I so hope your granddaughter will be okay during what ever is causing her to be having a rough time. It is so hard to watch our love ones struggle but as we have had to deal with our own struggles they must as well.We can give support and love them and pray that all works out for the best in the long run.

Verna, I too have baking to do but just to take with my to my daughters and to leave a few things here for hubby and my son. Tomorrow I may begin but power walking comes first

Well, I best be moving as I have a few things to get done before bedtime.
Wishing everyone a great Sunday tomorrow.




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Hi all. I didn't know how to send team goodies until today. And, it will not allow goodies be sent to team members that haven't posted in the most recent 30 days. The reason I say that is because only 11 of us have posted in the last 30 days yet we have 4429 members!
I know how easy it is to join a team then not participate. Every year I go through and exit those teams to which I haven't contributed. And I do not join teams now that I don't plan on being a part of.
Not preaching, just making an observation and personal comment.

Hit the gym early and then got in a dog walk.
Minimal decorating has been done and I went through the cards and determined I don't need to buy any before the end of season sales for next year.

Verna, you really are not a nice neighbor passing off your temptations to your neighbor!!! LOL

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emoticon GGS is coming so no time here. An unexpected full shift + today. DGD is having a rough time; this is the best way I can help and helps me too! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Jeri your run sounds wonderful
Joy there are only a few bungalows around here that have lights all over their outsides. It's not such a big thing over here to do so much outside.,,,,,,,,but the trend is growing. There are a few who really go to town and then ask for donations to view, the proceeds go to charity.
Cat I hear an opportunity to buy new decorations emoticon
Verna I bet your house smells amazing with all that baking.

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Howdy everyone.

I see everyone is busy doing one thing or the other and getting ready for Christmas whether it is decorating or not. I am one of those "not" persons. Won't be home on Christmas day and with being out in the country I simply can't be bothered this year!! Too many other things on the agenda, like cooking and baking. LOL

Jeri you surely do love running if you get out there when it is still dark. I can't imagine doing that but I am not a runner for any time of day!!

Joy, I am more like you--I too love to get back under the covers when it is cold and dark outside. Xena has the right idea as well. Looks like GGS is getting right into the Christmas spirit and enjoying the decorations you have put out. You will have a perpetual smile this Christmas with him around.

Cat I hope there is a solution for your lung issues too. So glad it doesn't appear to be cancer. Oh that ugly "C" word.

Mayie, glad to see you have given your notice to the "flyer people. I hope your notice doesn't have to be too lengthy. Most jobs are 2 weeks but I'm not sure about flyers. This might be a good time of year for them to quickly find a replacement and short notice will suffice.

Caz and Patti I don't know of anyone who doesn't love the Christmas lights. We drive around town at least twice during the holiday season to see the lovely decorating folks put up.

I guess I will start Christmas baking this coming week. I have bought most of the ingredients but didn't want to start too soon. Knowing all those goodies are in my freezer will be such a temptation and a huge test of will power. I intend to keep only enough for Christmas day in the freezer and will be packaging up some to give to family and friends. If the temptation proves to be too much I will ask my neighbour if I can use some of her freezer space. (Just came up with that idea!!--- but it sounds like a good one to me.)

I have a few things to do before I head off to bed so will end for now. Hope everyone is having a lovely evening.

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YEH Mayie. Congrats on the decision and back up action to quit your job. You do sound less stressed already. And, glad you are feeling better.
It is time to dig out what Christmas decorations I didn't trash during the move. I just let years of accumulation of decorations go inspite of the memories attached to them. It was time since I have no space here to store them 11 months not in use.
Have a good evening all.


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Good Morning All, Jeri, you put a smile on my face right off! Good for you! I absolutely refused to get up in the dark this morning! Went to the bathroom and crawled back under the covers; even Xena didn't move! (she sleeps at the foot of the bed) But I did get up at 8 to a beautiful, clear, cold, sunny morning!
CAT, we're doing what we can; keep moving and making healthy choices and check in with the doctors when something strange is going on. Hopefully the issue with your lungs has a solution.
MAYIE, you are really going to love it when the flyer job is truly done. Perfect time to make the decision! Winter has to be brutal and even here the December ads get pretty hefty!
So glad you are feeling better.
CAZ, I love the Christmas Lights too! Alas, I've given up stringing them outside. My red bows and holly are the extent of my porch decorations now and a small tree in the front window. Bows are out and I have a big holly tree so can refresh the holly as needed. Just beginning to get out the inside decorations; mostly because GGS will be here. I'm not doing a big dinner or entertaining at home this year. Was too hard last year and stresses me; being kind to me--which frees me to be kind to others. Will connect with everyone some other way. Decorations will be aimed at what the little guy will enjoy. Smiles.
PATTI, I used to spend Christmas in your area when my MD grandchildren were little. The light displays there are AWESOME!!

Need to get into this day, more toys to get out! This is GGS and friends singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas! The first of many times! Wish you could see the dance that goes with it! ;)



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Good morning!! It's a beautiful day! I ran 4.04 miles in the dark. Clear sky, stars, crescent moon, Christmas lights in town, and 28 frosty degrees! It was wonderful!!!

Mayie -- Hooray!! You gave your notice! I hope this reduces your stress quite a bit.
Cat -- I'm glad your oncologist is on top of things.
Caz -- hooray for the prospect of a white Christmas! I you get one!
Joy -- yay for being under goal weight again!
Patti -- I would love to see the national Christmas tree in person sometime.
Susan and Lynette -- I hope you both have a super great day today!

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Morning all
Patti I love watching Crimbo lights coming on. Daft really when you think we switch light bulbs on all the time at home LOL
Joy read your blog hun emoticon
Cat glad to see your medics are on the ball and taking care of you. Hope what ever it is can be dealt with swiftly and simply, you've had enough to deal with emoticon
May glad to hear you're better and emoticon you sound so relieved!!!!

Got the decorations down yesterday and will start putting them up this week. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...............and the forecasters say we might actually have a white Christmas this year............I won't hold my breathe, it doesn't usually snow here til late January.

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Hello ladies. Finally feeling well enough to drop by. It's been a rough 3 weeks with this virus or cold or infection. Did not participate in some of my extra curricular activities and struggled to get the flyers delivered. JOYINKY: I had to laugh when you said, Oh just quit. What are they going to do? Fire you? lol I had thoughts like that myself. Yesterday I finally did it!!! I gave my notice! No regrets. I'm late again this week and really not stressing over it. Soon it will be another chapter finished.
It's been quite cold here, definitely below zero whether you check in F or C. No raking of leaves or digging in the garden. The snow has remained.
Well, going to put my feet up and relax for the rest of the evening. Enjoyed my pre-retirement nap this afternoon.

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Howdy gals.
My oncologist says I'm doing well, except....there is something going on in my lungs that needs to be diagnosed. She is going to find a pulmonary specialist to help. Yet she doesn't believe it is cancer, so yeh!
I also have some other more minor issues that need tending to but nothing I can't handle and not a crisis.
All in all I'm good to go for another 3 months.
Besides the gym early this morning and a walk in the sprinkling rain and house work, an uneventful day.
Everyone have a great evening.

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emoticon Just a brief good morning all! Just finished my Nov. blog and it's put me way behind this morning. All is well. Make it a great day!

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Good morning everyone. Tonight they light the national Christmas tree and the streets here in DC will be starting to close at 2:00 so my van is leaving early today.

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Jeri good news to hear hun, willing her on every step of the way.
Joy raking leaves is a pain of a job LOL
Lynette hope you enjoyed the show.
Cat glad you enjoyed your bowling.
Susan good for you!


Quiet day here again, DH not so good! emoticon

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Hi All, was gone all day to my mothers and then in the evening I was out Christmas shopping. Had a successful day but I sure am tired now. Sorry for the last post but will be home tomorrow for a while and will check in during the morning hours.

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Hi all. I bowled today and had a good time.
Lynette, what type of car of you thinking of getting? It is a major purchase and it does take time. I always research the heck of of all the brands and models of interest to me before I go shopping so I can narrow it down somewhat and know what the pricing should be on the ones that make my shopping list. Good luck. I hope you find the right one for you.
It is really windy here and the temps get to 38-42 overnight but in the high 40's to mid 50's during the day so it's not bad.
Great news for your daughter, Jeri. She must be elated.

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wonderful to hear some good news from you ladies.
My friend was just over to drop off a new key and pick up some belongings. Her "ex" left yesterday. Onward and forward............
I'm going to see "A Christmas Carol" tonight; it is a long-standing tradition in this city but I have not been previously.
Hoping everyone has a good day. We had a lovely frost overnight and the weatherman says
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Good Morning All, Pleasant day here and looks like the bulk of the rain is past. Every bit helps. With the wind that came with it, you can't tell I raked the yard this past weekend and it's so wet out not likely to get to it again. City crews haven't been by. I'm assuming the rain has slowed their pick-up. No ground freeze here yet CAZ. That's a good thing, gave the rain a chance to soak in and do some good. Always clean-up to do out there on a pleasant day. GGS has been anxious to play in leaves, we raked some of the dryer (under the deck) leaves into a pile for him and he had a ball! He is not an asset when raking leaves, delights in going the opposite direction of grandma! Was fun. Errand/housework day here. Enjoy your day everyone!

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Good morning! It's a lovely day, but rainy. I hope the rains have put out some fires in Gatlinburg. That area has been just devastated!

My daughter got a good report for her surgery consult the other day. What started as a lime size tumor is no longer palpable. Not to say it's gone completely away, but the surgeon could not feel it upon exam. So hooray!! She is halfway through her treatment today, and after today she will no longer get the "red devil" medicine. It will be a milder chemo. After it's all over, then she will have a mastectomy. She and her husband have to decide if she will get a hysterectomy, too. It's a big decision. We are just so pleased with the surgeon report!! She will see her oncologist today. Hopefully it's a good report from him, too!

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Good morning everyone.

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Morning gals
Patti glad to hear your batteries were recharged and you were raring to go!
Joy I think more time in the garden is just what I need too- trouble is ground frost! emoticon
Susan lucky you with the weather, it's -1 here emoticon You're doing amazingly well with your walks!
Cat good luck for tomorrow hun, hope all goes well emoticon
Lynette, this cold is a persistent so and so, gotta get it gone hun. take care emoticon

Yet another appt today- we sure are getting a good service that's for sure.

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